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Personal Names in Old Syriac (Edessan Aramaic) Inscriptions and Parchments

This book collects systematically all the personal names found in Old Syriac sources in such a way as to enable them to be dealt with from a structural and lexical point of view and compared with other corpora of Aramaic personal names as well as Hebrew and Arabic names. As far as possible, the personal names of the new finds of unpublished inscriptions discovered recently are included. Thus, this study covers all the personal names which are found in the Syriac corpus so far. The book fills a significant gap in scholarship, since there are dedicated works on Palmyrene, Hatran and Nabataean personal names, but no such work exists for early Syriac (i.e. pre-Christian Syriac) personal names.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-4249-7
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jul 28,2021
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 193
Languages: English, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4249-7
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This book collects systematically all the personal names found in Old Syriac sources in such a way as to enable them to be dealt with from a structural and lexical point of view and compared with other corpora of Aramaic personal names as well as Hebrew and Arabic names. As far as possible, the personal names of the new finds of unpublished inscriptions discovered recently are included. Thus, this study covers all the personal names which are found in the Syriac corpus so far. The book fills a significant gap in scholarship, since there are dedicated works on Palmyrene, Hatran and Nabataean personal names, but no such work exists for early Syriac (i.e. pre-Christian Syriac) personal names.

This book collects systematically all the personal names found in Old Syriac sources in such a way as to enable them to be dealt with from a structural and lexical point of view and compared with other corpora of Aramaic personal names as well as Hebrew and Arabic names. As far as possible, the personal names of the new finds of unpublished inscriptions discovered recently are included. Thus, this study covers all the personal names which are found in the Syriac corpus so far. The book fills a significant gap in scholarship, since there are dedicated works on Palmyrene, Hatran and Nabataean personal names, but no such work exists for early Syriac (i.e. pre-Christian Syriac) personal names.

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ContributorBiography

Adil Al-Jadir

Dr Adil H. al-Jadir, an Iraqi scholar (b. Baghdad, 1950), having completed his BA degree in the College of Arts in the University of Baghdad in 1972, began graduate studies in Syriac in the University of Wales in 1975 under the supervision of Dr John Healey. He completed his doctorate in 1983 and returned to Iraq, where he became a professor in the College of Languages of the University of Baghdad and also a member of the Iraqi Academy Syriac Section, teaching Syriac, Aramaic and related topics and supervising several dissertations (M.A. and Ph.D.) in the field of the Semitic languages. In 2004, he moved to Ottawa, where he was appointed Adjunct Professor in the Department of Classics and Religious Studies in the University of Ottawa, then to Tunisia, as a professor in Tunis el-Manar University, Tunis (2005-2017). During all of this time Dr al-Jadir continued his researches in Syriac and Hatran studies, publishing a book, Syriac: Grammar and Exercises (in Arabic; Baghdad 1991), and articles, and presenting papers at conferences, etc. In the last four years has devoted his time wholly to research, while living in Beirut.

Preface..................................................................................... ix
Acknowledgments .................................................................. xiii
Abbreviations and Symbols ...................................................... xv
Bibliographical Abbreviations .......................................... xv
General Abbreviations ...................................................... xv
Symbols .........................................................................xvii
Introduction .............................................................................. 1
Syriac Language ................................................................ 1
Old Syriac Inscriptions ...................................................... 2
The numbering system ...................................................... 3
Chapter One. Personal Names with Analysis ............................ 5
Conclusions Regarding Affinities of the Names .............. 131
Chapter Two. Lexicon of Personal Names ............................. 133
Chapter Three. Discussion of Aspects of Religious Implications
in Personal Names ..........................................................147
A brief discussion of the main gods: .............................. 150
Sīn: ............................................................................. 150
Atargatis: ...................................................................... 153
Bēl and Nebō: ................................................................ 154
Aziz and Munʿim: .......................................................... 155
NḤY: ............................................................................. 155
Šamaš: ........................................................................... 156
Allat: ............................................................................. 156
Conclusion ............................................................................ 159
Bibliography ......................................................................... 161
Index .................................................................................... 173

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